If your child has tactile hypersensitivities, chances are they struggle with some area of getting dressed or wearing certain clothes. We’re going to talk specifically about how tactile processing affects getting dressed. Our bodies and brains are designed to filter out the unnecessary input of the feeling of wearing clothes, but for people who don’t have a well-modulated tactile system, they can’t filter it out. We break down the signs that your child may be struggling with tactile processing and then explain how this issue can present itself when it comes to getting dressed. We chat about how to know when to be flexible and when to address these challenges. Tuning in you’ll hear about heavy work, proprioceptive input, messy play, and other activities that you can do to help kids with tactile hypersensitivities, as well as specific activities and strategies for kids who struggle specifically with dressing!
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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
#33 - The Power of Touch for the Tactile System
#7 - What is the Proprioceptive Sense? Plus Simple Strategies to Provide Proprioceptive Input!
The Wilbarger Brushing Protocol
The Listening Program ® - Advanced Brain Technologies
Harkla Primitive Reflexes Digital Course
Harkla Resources — discount code “sensory”